This comes from trying to show friends the awesomeness of caipirinhas before realizing I have no idea how on earth to make one.
My bastardized version came out quite delicious (and liable to get me killed by any real brazilians).
Full story @ http://aqueousphase.org/2008/01/mojito-and-caipirinhas-illegitimate-child/
- 1 lime
- 4 tbl brown sugar
- 4 shots cachaca (can substitute white rum if you're a bad person)
- 1 12oz can of seltzer water
1Cut 1 lime into ~8 wedges, put into a thin/tall glass (small french presses are awesome for this). Add the brown sugar and cachaca and muddle.
2Pour into 4 glasses (in my case, red wine glasses) over a couple ice cubes.
3Top off each glass with seltzer water & mix.
4Serve to unsuspecting guests as caipirinhas. Bask in their praise.
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